Opening shot: While a woman is working on her laptop, her husband calls from the kitchen that he has added some things to their shared calendar.
The essentials: Sofie Rydman (Ida Engvoll) is a married mother of two who is an ambitious counselor. She starts a new job at an old school publisher who is finally looking to join the 21st century and create a robust digital operation. One thing Sofie loves to do is masturbate to porn on her phone and almost feel excited that she can be discovered at any moment.
On her first day at work, she meets the crispy creative director Friedrich Jägerstedt (Reine Brynolfsson) and the more forward-looking Denise Konar (Gizem Erdogan). They read all of the manuscripts and are currently arguing about a hot young writer Denise wants to publish. While she tries to work, Sofie has a run-in with Max Järvi (Björn Mosten), the young IT intern who is drilling through the walls. She has the same run-in the next day and advises him to go to work when people are not around.
Late that night, when she thinks she is alone, Sofie practices a little self-love in her office. At this moment Max comes into the office and sees Sofie doing her business and takes a picture. When he tells her about it the next day and shows her the picture, he tells her that he wants her to do something for him. It turns out he just wants her to take him to Burger King for lunch. She does this and is attracted to the young guy. After he deletes the picture (and he prompts her to delete it from “Recently Deleted”), she takes the phone and tells him to do something extraordinary to get it back.
After the young author accused the publisher’s biggest moneymaker of sending a dick picture, a picture of a woman’s private life suddenly appears on the company’s Instagram. When everyone goes to Max to find out what happened, he says they are “hackers”, but Sofie knows better and is quite impressed. And so the game begins.
What shows will it remind you of? Can you Think of any other show where a happily married middle-aged woman flirts with a young man over challenges and pranks? Neither can we.
Our opinion: Love & anarchy (Original title: Karlek & Anarki), created by Lisa Langseth, is a strange bird for sure. We get what Langseth is up to here; Sofia and Max continue to challenge each other (at least initially) in a seemingly uncomplicated flirtation that affects what needs each other out of their lives at this point in time. We see Sofia having issues with her conspiracy-spitting father (Lars Väringer), so there are some clues as to why Sofia has to shake herself out of her busy, but inevitably boring, family life.
What do we know about Max? He tends to bond more with older women than with women their own age. How do we know? There’s a short scene in which Max is in a bar with a friend and an older redhead looks in his direction. The next thing you know is they are in bed as well on fire. That’s what we know about Max, besides the fact that he really doesn’t love working at the publishing house.
But we don’t know any more about Sofia or Max than that, and that’s a problem. We might get to know her better in the 8 episodes of the season, but after the first 35 minute episode all we know is that Sofia is attracted to Max for some reason and likes the danger of this flirtation.
Maybe we would have gotten some deeper characterizations if we hadn’t focused so much on the workplace aspect of the show. We find it hard to believe that there will be such an office in 2020. It’s a publisher that doesn’t have a digital footprint and whose social media coordinator is struggling to gain its 5,000 Instagram followers.
It feels like it was a plot from a workplace comedy a decade ago, or maybe even the middle of the 20th century. Today a publisher without a digital footprint would be hopelessly behind. We spend a lot of time watching people arguing with each other in the office and Sofia makes suggestions about using 21st century tools to read manuscripts and / or take sides. It would have been better to get to know Max better and find out why Sofia is so bored with what seems like a happy family life. Otherwise the flirtation comes out of nowhere and leaves us a little cold.
Sex and skin: We see Max having sex with the older redhead to illustrate that older women fascinate him.
Farewell shot: Sofie leaves her lipstick on Max’s desk and tells him not to give it back until she does something rude. Then she sneaks back to her office. The game is on.
Sleeper Star: Gizem Erdogan as Denise feels that she will be Sofia’s ignorant partner on crime, but she seems like a game for it.
Pilot-y Line Bridge: When Sofia complains about Max to her husband Johan (Johannes Bah Kuhnke), he tells her to fire him. “There are tons of IT people out there.” As a former IT worker, I am offended by this statement, even if it is true.
Our call: STREAM IT. The idea behind it Love & anarchy is fascinating, but we wish the main characters on this show had a little more depth. The workplace aspect of the show is also distracting, at least in the first episode.
Joel Keller (@joelkeller) writes about food, entertainment, parenting, and tech, but he’s not kidding himself: he’s a TV junkie. His writing has been published in the New York Times, Slate, Salon, RollingStone.com, VanityFair.com, Fast Company, and elsewhere.
Strom Love & anarchy On Netflix
These were the details of the news Stream or Skip? | DE24 News for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.
It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at de24.news and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.